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Post Hole Digger

Post Hole Digger Kit with 12″ Auger, PTO Shaft with Slip Clutch to protect your gear box. The post hole borers are ideal for digging narrow holes to install posts, for fences and signs posts etc. as well as tree planting. Replacement Auger blades optional extra.

AgKing’s Genuine 12 months Warranty covers parts that are faulty, other than caused by normal wear and tear. Items deemed faulty must be returned to AgKing or a suitable contractor designated by AgKing for the purpose. As AgKing supplies to the smaller acreage and hobby farmers, the warranty does not apply to industrial, commercial, or contractor usage of the equipment. Specific details of the warranty are provided with each tractor and implement.
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Post Hole Digger

Post Hole Digger supplied with PTO Shaft with Slip Clutch to protect your gear box. The post hole diggers are ideal for digging narrow holes to install posts, for fences and signs posts etc. as well as tree planting. Replacement Auger blades optional extra.

Model PHD-6 PHD-9 PHD-12 PHD-14 PHD-16 PHD-18 PHD-20
Auger diameter 6”(152mm) 9”(228mm) 12”(304mm) 14”(355mm) 16”(406mm) 18”(457mm) 20”(508mm)
Length of auger 1200mm
PTO speed 540rpm
Matched power 18-30hp 20-30hp 30-40hp 30-45hp 40-50hp 35-70hp 35-70hp
Weight 95kg 110kg 115kg 130kg 135kg 140kg 150kg
For use with these tractors and others – (click on item for details)
90hp tractor DQ904 70hp tractor AK704 70hp tractor DQ704
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A tractor post hole digger is a useful implement for creating holes in the ground quickly and efficiently. It is typically powered by the tractor’s power take-off (PTO) and can be equipped with different auger sizes to suit various tasks. Here are some common applications for tractor post hole diggers:


  1. Fencing
    • Installing Fence Posts: One of the primary uses is for digging holes for fence posts, making it much easier to set up new fencing for agricultural, residential, or commercial purposes.
    • Replacing Fence Posts: When old fence posts need replacing, a post hole digger can remove the old post and dig a new hole in the same spot.
  2. Landscaping
    • Planting Trees and Shrubs: Creating holes for planting trees, shrubs, and other large plants is made easier and more efficient with a post hole digger.
    • Installing Landscape Features: Installing features such as garden structures, signposts, and ornamental posts.
  3. Construction
    • Building Foundations: Digging holes for small foundations, such as those needed for sheds, decks, and other small structures.
    • Setting Poles and Supports: For construction projects that require poles or supports, such as playground equipment, light poles, or basketball hoops.
  4. Agriculture
    • Irrigation Systems: Digging holes for the installation of irrigation system components, such as sprinkler heads and pipes.
    • Livestock Enclosures: Creating secure enclosures for livestock by installing sturdy fence posts.
  5. Utilities
    • Installing Mailboxes: Digging holes for installing new mailboxes, which is especially useful for rural properties.
    • Signage and Lighting: Setting up signs, lighting posts, and other utility poles.
  6. Erosion Control
    • Retaining Walls: Creating holes for posts that support retaining walls, which help control erosion on slopes and hillsides.
    • Terracing: Establishing terraces on inclined land to prevent soil erosion and improve land usability.

Choosing the Right Post Hole Digger

When selecting a post hole digger, consider the following factors:

  • Auger Size: Choose an auger size appropriate for the diameter of the holes you need. Common sizes range from 6 inches to 24 inches.
  • Tractor Compatibility: Ensure the post hole digger is compatible with your tractor’s horsepower and PTO specifications.
  • Soil Conditions: Consider the soil type and conditions where you will be digging. Some augers are better suited for hard or rocky soil, while others are designed for softer soil.
  • Depth Capacity: Check the maximum depth the post hole digger can achieve to ensure it meets your project requirements.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular Inspection: Inspect the auger and drive components regularly for wear and damage.
  • Lubrication: Keep moving parts well-lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Sharpening Blades: Ensure the auger blades are sharp to maintain efficient digging performance.
  • Safety Measures: Always follow safety guidelines, such as wearing appropriate protective gear and ensuring the area is clear of obstacles and underground utilities.

Overall, a tractor post hole digger is a versatile tool that can significantly reduce the time and labor required for various digging tasks in agriculture, construction, landscaping, and more.


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